Ramsey bay is well protected from most winds except strong E and NE’s. We picked up one of the four visitor buoys, we are not the largest of yachts and thought they were pretty close together as when we swung round there was only a few feet to the next one. The sea bed is sand, so if it is busy you can always go on the hook.
The moorings are all behind the old pier, which extends such a long way out to sea. It would be great if this could ever be repaired which would give something special to Ramsey and offer a great place to go ashore via a short row in the dingy. We decided to stay on the boat and enjoy the evening sights and sounds.
Over the evening we watched the local sailing school for children going through their capsize routines, good to see two ribs out keeping an eye on them all. Had a chat to some people fishing, they hadn’t had much luck though. Sun set was spectacular and we geared up for an early start (03:00) to get home. Oh how things change in a couple of hours – four hours of the worse seas I have ever sailed in, the log entry reads when we slipped and when we tied back in Whitehaven as there was no chance of anything in between - and this is what it looked like at 22:00 with a forecast of flat sea and f1-2.